Most do not recognize how they can bestow great favour upon their lives through soul winning (see my note on The Benefits of Soul-Winning). Leading people to Christ is the most profitable business on earth (Prov 11:30, John 2:16).  

 

MEDITATION VERSE 

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and tell him, "We have found the Messiah!"  Andrew brought his brother to Jesus.

(John 1:41-42 CEV)
 

Do you realize a person does not have to be a great preacher to be an effective souls winner? (Yet soul winning is every believer's responsibility.)   We are not told that Andrew ever preached a sermon –- but he led Peter his brother to Christ. Peter preached many sermons, but there would have been one sermon from him had it not been for the faithful, personal soul-winning of Andrew.

 

Andrew is an example of a successful soul-winner, and there are three aspects of the soul winning I wish to present to you. 

 

1. THE SOUL-WINNER’’S RESPONSIBILITY 

What is the task of the soul-winner?

Verse 41 tells us –- “" The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother……"”  Each word in this sentence is important:

 

  1. 1. Notice the word ““first””             

There is no doubt that he won many others to the Lord after he himself became a Christian, but first he thought of and successfully won his own brother. Immediately he found Christ he became concerned that someone else should find Him, and that is exactly how it should be. When we are born again the impulse to win someone else is born within us, and we should nurture this impulse and see to it that soul-winning is always regarded by us as a matter of first importance.

 

  1. 2. Notice the word ““find””               

We do not know how far Andrew needed to search for Peter, but we do know that those whom the Lord would have us “find” are “lost”, and for this reason they need to be “sought” –- look up Luke 15:4-6. Do we realise that all the people around us who are without Christ are lost? Once this fact really grips us then we shall feel that the most important thing in the world is to introduce them to the One who alone can save them –- see  Acts 4:12.

 

  1. 3. Then, Andrew first found ““his brother””.     

It is very significant that the record says ““his brother”” –- not someone else's! It is often much easier to speak to someone else’’s brother, but let us first be concerned for those for whose salvation we are first responsible, namely, the members of our own family circle. Do you have loved ones who are not Christians? Are you doing anything to bring them to the Lord Jesus?

When Andrew had given his testimony to Peter his work was not finished. There was still one thing he needed to do. We call it:

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2. THE SOUL-WINNER’S INVITATION

The soul-winner’s invitation is an important aspect of this prophetic season for us all at LOGOS. As indicated in verse 42: “”And he brought him to Jesus.””

He did not tell him to come to Christ: He led him to the Lord or he brought him to Church and made the introduction.

  • We believe in the 'Andrew Principle' where every believer brings someone to church, and Christ through the power of the Word and Spirit gets such individuals saved – see John 6:37
  • We believe that engaging the second and third Sunday of every month as "Operation Andrew Sunday", where every member shall be expected to prayerfully come along with an invite, especially an unbeliever, a backslidden Christian or a challenged believer that requires divine intervention. This endeavor shall keep the Church on the path of increase and multiplication as in the acts of the apostles – See John 1:35-42 / Acts 6:7.

 

 


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God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body. You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly.

 

 

MEDITATION VERSE

Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Proverbs 29:18 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

 

INTRODUCTION

God has a grand plan for His Church, but much more fascinating is the fact that He has a plan for each member of His body. You are not created to roam about in life purposelessly. You are designed for a specific purpose. But your placement in the grand master plan of God is located by vision. Vision is the foundation of life!

 

1. WHAT IS VISION?

 

A. VISION IS A DIVINE INSIGHT INTO GOD’S MASTER PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE

  1. It is very important that you discover God’s plan for your life, because, vision puts an end to a life of struggles.

  2. You are designed to perform best at that assignment you are created to perform.

 

B. VISION IS A PICTURE OF GOD’S PROMISE LAND FOR YOUR LIFE IN HIGH DEFINITION

 

  1. Vision shows you the Promised Land of God for your life BUT God’s guidance is required to enable you to arrive there ( Exodus 13:21- 22).

  2. Until you are guided by the One who created you and knows the way, your life’s purpose may never be realized.

 

C. VISION IS YOUR PATHFINDING INSTRUMENT

  1. Vision is a tool for finding: Direction, Focus, Inspiration, Wisdom, and Resources. The visionless are void of the above.

  2. What happens outside for you, must first happen inside you. If you want to be resourced outwardly you must first be resourced inwardly. But it all begins with vision!

 

D. VISION IS THE COMPASS OF DESTINY

  1. Just like an aircraft will crash without a compass, a person’s life will crash if he does not have a clear direction of where he is going.

  2.  Where you face determines where you end. If you don't like where your life is heading, change what you looking at!

                          Sow A Seed of Any Amount 

 

2. WHAT VISION IS NOT?

 

A. VISION IS NOT AMBITION

1. In Christianity, we have many Ambitious believers, but we don’t have many Visionary Believers (Phl 2:2-3).

2. Ambition is what one looks forward to achieving by themselves for themselves. Vision is what one looks forward to achieving with God for people!

3. Vision is not ambition!

 

B. VISION IS NOT SITUATIONAL

1. Situation is the “direction ” that arrives as a result of what, one is going through at a particular time of their life.

2. A low season in you ministry or business is no indication that "God has changed your vision.

3. Vision is not situational!

 

C. VISION IS NOT REACTIONAL

1. Reaction is in most cases is an act of insubordination or an overestimation of oneself.

2. Many Christians today find themselves in what they are doing simply because of what they detested in some: People, Places or Protocols.

3. Vision is not reactional!

 

D. VISION IS NOT CONFIRMATION

1. Confirmation is seeking the affirmation of others in deciding what steps to take in life.

2. When you have the ordination of god you don't need the confirmation of men (Gal 1:15-16).

3. Human confirmation is, confusion in disguise. God’s Revelation is Convicted Confidence and Peace!

4. Stop being led by men; rather, be led by God (Psalm 85:8).

5. Vision is not confirmation!

 

E. VISION IS NOT ASSOCIATION

 

1. There is a difference between God leading you to associate with someone and God Commissioning you to someone or someplace.

2. Often people who associate, partake of the Grace of a certain ministers life and that is often confused for vision but it is not ( 1 Sam 10:11).

 


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